Ramen noodle soup can be a great option to fend off the cold weather. Enjoy a quick bowl after work, or linger over a delicious midday meal with your family. Either way, you'll be sure to enjoy the unique Japanese food culture of ramen noodles.
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In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.
Kids in kimonos? Don't be surprised if you see Japanese boys and girls all dolled up come November. It's the time of year for shichi-go-san, a traditional aging ceremony held for children of specific ages.
Typically held on the second Monday of October, Sports Day is a national Japanese holiday known for athletics and, surprisingly, food. Despite the event’s namesake physical activity, the bento box lunches are often where the real competition lies.
The month of November is when apples and spinach are both in season. There are a number of ways to utilize these ingredients in Japanese cuisine. And cooking fresh Japanese meals with these ingredients yields a lot of health benefits and flavor.
If there's one thing to be said about Japanese holidays, it's that they're all about reverence. September’s fêtes, Jyugoya and Keiro No Hi, demonstrate this, paying homage to the moon and the elderly, respectively, with fun and food.
The strange appearance of many traditional Japanese dishes might cause the uninitiated to avert their eyes, but if you want to challenge yourself and some guests this Halloween, think about giving some of these dishes a try!
Quick & Easy Recipes
Learn how to make Ogura toast, a Japanese breakfast recipe that is also healthy. Adzuki bean paste is smothered on freshly toasted bread for a sweet and creamy taste that will jump-start your day the right way.
Three flavors and three colors come together in perfect harmony in our yummy tricolor soboro bowl where seasoned ground chicken, Japanese style scrambled eggs and snow peas each stand apart.
Miso, mirin, and sake provide the flavor-rich marinade base for Salmon Saikyo Yaki, an authentic Japanese food recipe that is popular in restaurants all over the world and now can be created in four easy steps right in your home kitchen.
Enjoy a snack or dessert with no artificial sweeteners! The Japanese sweet potato has been a popular snack in Japan eaten plain or sweet.
These large meatballs contain a happy surprise inside! Just make sure to bite into them slowly...
Learn how to make spinach with a Japanese twist with Umami Insider's easy video. View detailed recipe and print it here too!
This traditional Japanese dish is a popular appetizer. The miso paste matches perfectly with the eggplants, making you want to eat more!
Ketchup rice covered with a thin omelet. Try this once and you might fall in love with the tastiness!
Many Japanese families have their own Nikujyaga recipes, which gets passed down from generation to generation. Discover your own take of the Nikujyaga recipe!
Skewered grilled chicken covered in Teriyaki sauce is the perfect dish for everything from afternoon barbecues to formal dinners, and our easy-to-follow chicken tsukune recipe and video has everything you need to make it at home!
Packed with delicious and authentic Japanese treats like salmon saikyo yaki and Japanese omelets, this autumn seasonal bento box is the perfect companion for a picnic out in the sunny yet crisp weather.
Learn how to make Japanese pub (Izakaya) style fish and hijiki fritter right in your home kitchen with our easy recipe shared with us by home chef Naoko.
Hailing from Okinawa, the purple sweet potato, also known as beni imo, is a delightful potato used in many desserts. It is also quite healthy and is classified as a superfood.
Wafu Pasta is an Italian-influenced Japanese fusion specialty that is popular in Japan but still not widely known in the west. Learn how to create one right here with our easy to follow authentic Japanese food recipe and video.
As a self-taught ramen chef, Victoria has spent many years perfecting her skills to create artisanal Japanese ramen. Her uniquely flavored broths have earned her a great deal of praise, and her upcoming cookbook offers many tips and ramen recipes.
Sashimi grade fish layered on top of sushi rice has become the Internet's hottest culinary sensation, the sushi cake! Learn how to make it right in your kitchen with our recipe and expert tips for getting it perfect for the first time.